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MAMA ©
by Lisa A Stafford

Monday, March 31, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Poem taken from "At Home on the Edge©" - a collection of poems

 

MAMA©
 
I got me a son in another town,
Being raised by good people –
My people.
I know they good to him,
And ‘sides I ain’t got nothin’
But these two heavy hands.
He smelled so good after he was born.
Didn’t look nothin’ like me though,
With those sharp eyes.
I named him Solomon,
From the Bible ‘cause
He gonna grow to be wise –
Wise enough to see the girl in that
Old woman bent by the well.
Hope them folks tell him how
She birthed him and gave him over
Though she was hurt to crying,
So he’d never know the taste
Of the red earth,
Or trace his pain in the
Creases of calloused hands.

 

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Reviewed by Eric Watford 7/22/2008
I wonder is you had wrote this in negro dialect (1880) how it might have come out
Reviewed by John Domino 7/8/2008
Thank you for sharing such a difficult journey.

God Bless You!

John Michael
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/4/2008
This one reaches in and squeezes the heart - painfully penned sadness -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 4/30/2008
Very well written, I couldn't have the heart to give 'em away though, it'll kill me. I'd rather them be besides me and maybe through my struggles learn....Suffering for sake of love is a gift.
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/3/2008
You tell a story well in this, and we can really relate to this character as if she is talking directly to us as we stand beside her-this is a keeper.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/2/2008
A moment in time etched forever in a pure heart, in the hopes of a better life for another....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by John Leko 3/31/2008
...beautifully written poetry...of loss...and hopes...for one wished of a better life.
very well penned Lisa...
John
Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz 3/31/2008
A sad poem to me, I could never imagine having to give up a child... but beautifully written. Thanks for sharing...Lavendar Jazz



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